Vice President of Philanthropy

Fort Pierce
Vice President of Philanthropy

The Vice President of Philanthropy (VPP) is responsible for achievement of contributed revenue goals for the organization. This position will manage all aspects of the development department to achieve annual and long-range fundraising goals in conjunction with the strategic plan and Board goals. It will also oversee a team responsible for ongoing major funding programs, such as corporate, individual, foundation, direct mail, planned giving and government and food programs. The VPP will manage a portfolio of prospects with an individual revenue goal. This position will be a part of the executive team that drives the overall strategy for the organization and represents Treasure Coast Food Bank (TCFB) on a local, regional and national basis. The VPP will focus on the following three areas: with the rest of the executive team – organizational strategy, growth and management; management of external relationships and the development of innovative revenue streams

Executive Director / CEO / Other C-Level Executives
Fundraising / Development
Job responsibilities

• Implement organizational vision and mission as established in TCFB’s Strategic Plan.
• Develop and execute a department strategic plan.
• Attract, develop, coach and retain high-performance team members, empowering them to elevate their level of responsibility, span of control and performance.
• Work with finance and administration, fundraising, communications and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve department and organizational goals.
• Work with staff to develop systems to ensure consistent, high quality project management.
• Provide leadership in development of inter-team communication and cohesiveness, sustaining culture and supporting staff during organizational growth.
• Develop the necessary systems, processes and tools to better support the facilitation, collection and sharing of knowledge that is generated by the department.
• Develop dissemination system to share organizational learning with a broad range of communities.
• Ensure that key project outcomes are evaluated and leveraged for maximum community and organizational impact.
• Work with team to develop and implement fundraising strategies to meet annual and long range goals including major gifts, foundation and corporate giving, planned and endowment giving and special campaigns.
• Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Development department ranging from donor relations to computer database management and acknowledgement letters.
• Lead and supervise Development staff and their projects.
• Set benchmarks for the department and its staff and establish the means for tracking progress throughout the year.
• Oversee research and submission of grant proposals targeted to prospective funding sources.
• Identify potential sources of corporate, foundation and individual major donor support including the development and maintenance of a viable prospect list.
• Manage a major portfolio of donors.

• Edit and proofread proposals and reports to donors and foundations as appropriate.
• Manage donor recognition and stewardship for individual, corporate and foundation donors.
• Work with other members of TCFB’s team to develop projects and to maintain materials for development efforts.
• Inform potential contributors of special needs of the Food Bank and encourage individuals, corporations and foundations to establish or contribute to special funds through endowments, trusts, donations of gifts-in-kind, planned giving, bequests or annual giving.
• Supervise and coordinate activities of staff engaged in maintaining records or contributors, grants and letters of acknowledgement.
• Research, analyze and monitor financial, technological and demographic factors to capitalize on philanthropic opportunities.
• Plan and manage fund raising budgets.
• Establish and maintain relationships with industry influences and key community and strategic partners.

Application qualifications

The VPP will be thoroughly committed to TCFB’s strategy, mission and culture. All candidates should have demonstrated leadership, coaching and relationship management experience, with strong demonstrated success managing a variety of community relationships. Strong demonstrated fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders including advisory groups, coalitions, forums, trade association’s foundations, corporate sponsors and practitioner groups.

Leadership and Management: This individual will have taken a hands-on approach in leading a variety of initiatives. The ideal candidate will have a track record of effectively leading in a performance-based and outcome-based development and staff. S/he will have developed and executed strategies that have taken a department or organization to the next stage of growth.

Team Building and Development: The successful candidate will have recruited, managed and developed a strong team of staff, program/project managers and nonprofit professionals. This individual will serve as a “player/coach” to motivate and mentor his/her team.

Exceptional Communications and Influencing Skills: As a voice/advocate for TCFB, the VPP will have strong written and verbal communications skills s/he will be persuasive, credible and polished communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills. This individual must work collaboratively with internal as well as external partners and other organizations, providing exposure for program impact in a variety of professional journals and other media outlets. Ideally, this person will have served as an effective spokesperson at the local and national level.

• Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
• Integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven and self-directed with demonstrated passion for TCFB’s mission and commitment to working collaboratively with a management team of senior professionals.
• A team player, who can interrelate and operate effectively with peers and other associates within collegial, yet demanding, work environment,
• Able to handle a variety of constituencies, manage multiple tasks simultaneously and thrive in a complex environment with the multiple priorities.
• Strong analytical skills; basic business intuition and common sense.
• Strong work ethic.
• Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred.
• Minimum six years of demonstrated high-level leadership success developing and implementing comprehensive development programs.
• Proven track record in major gift giving, corporate and foundation grants, annual campaigns and charitable gift annuities.
• Capital Campaign experience a plus
• Experience in CRM.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
• Valid Florida Driver’s License and an insured personal vehicle.


Treasure Coast Food Bank offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and life insurance; paid time off; and a schedule of paid holidays.

How to apply

Submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the name of the position in the subject line.

About the organization

Treasure Coast Food Bank is the only food bank and largest hunger-relief organization on Florida’s Treasure Coast, providing the community each year with millions of meals valued at more than $50 million through robust programs and in partnership with 400 charitable organizations in Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, and Okeechobee counties. In addition to emergency food distribution, Treasure Coast Food Bank operates a full roster of direct service programs that not only solve the immediate problem of hunger, but help individuals and families gain long-term food security, better health outcomes, and self-sufficiency. Treasure Coast Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. For more information on Treasure Coast Food Bank, call 772.489.3034, log on to, visit our Facebook page at, or follow us on Twitter at